The pelvic area

The pelvis is the lower part of the tummy (abdomen) between the hips.

About the pelvic area

The pelvis is the lower part of the tummy (abdomen) between the hips.

The male pelvis

The male pelvic area has the following:

  • lower end of the large bowel (the colon, rectum and anus) and part of the small bowel
  • prostate gland, testicles, penis and bladder
  • lymph nodes (glands)
  • pelvic bones
  • blood vessels and nerves.

The male pelvis

The bowel

The female pelvis

The female pelvic area has the following:

  • ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • womb (uterus), cervix and vagina
  • bladder
  • lower end of the large bowel (the colon, rectum and anus)
  • part of the small bowel
  • lymph nodes (glands)
  • pelvic bones
  • blood vessels and nerves.

The female pelvis

The bowel